The Achillion Palace is ideally located in the picturesque village of Gastouri. This magnificent Palace was built in 1890 exclusively for Elizabeth (Sissy), the former Empress of Austria. The palace used to serve as the summer retreat of the Empress. Unfortunately, Sissy, the Empress, passed away in a rather tragic manner when she was brutally assassinated in 1898 in Geneva and the palace was deserted till the year 1907 when it was bought by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
Kanoni is the most visited and photographed location on the island. Kanoni it just 3.5 km south of Corfu Town and is one of the must-see places that every tourist should visit.
Kanoni is in a convenient and privileged position, with beautiful greenery and dreamy beaches. In Kanoni you will enjoy the most beautiful view of the island, towards the church of Panagia Vlahernon and the famous Pontikonisi.
The region was named after the cannon that was placed there by the French in 1798 and is still in the same spot today.
Kanoni is one of the most famous and cosmopolitan summer resorts on Corfu, and indeed in the Ionian Sea. The area has renowned hotels, great restaurants and numerous cafe-bars.
Within walking distance of the Hotel you can visit the Paleopoli (The Old Town of Corfu), the Temple of Jason the disciple and Sosipatro , the Monestary of Kassopitras, Mon Repos, Garitsa Beach, and the Halikiopulos Lagoon
Embodied with Venetian grace and elegance, historic Corfu Town (known as Kerkyra in Greek) stands halfway down the island’s east coast. The name Corfu, meaning ‘peaks’, refers to its twin hills, each topped by a massive fortress built to withstand Ottoman sieges. Sitting between the two, the Old Town is a tightly packed warren of winding lanes, some bursting with fine restaurants, lively bars and intriguing shops, others timeless back alleys where washing lines stretch from balcony to balcony. It also holds some majestic Venetian architecture, including the splendid Liston arcade, and high-class museums, along with no fewer than 39 churches, including Saint Spiridon, the patron Saint of Corfu. You can celebrate many of the special Feast Days of Corfu, especially on the 11th August which is a special occasion for Corfiots with a large procession around the main town square.
You can discover Corfu Island by joining the special Grand Island Tour with tickets available at the Hotel Reception. This excellent tour visits Paleokastritsa Beach, Paleokastritsa Bella Vista, Kouloura, Achillion Palace, Dassia, Ipsos, Nissaki, and of course Corfu Town.